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One of the key factors driving Japan’s unprecedented tourism boom is its culture of hospitality — epitomized by the concept of omotenashi, which can be roughly translated as “…
In a few years, perhaps for some the most dreaded household chore may be taken over by robots.Robot startup Mira Robotics unveiled Thursday a machine that performs a range of…
When we were negotiating for the purchase of a piece of land, the realtor told us that the lot we were interested in had no access to public waterworks, which meant we would have…
Information & Communications Technology
February 17, 2019
There’s a well known anecdote about Masayoshi Son, the maverick billionaire founder and chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp. and the man behind the world’s largest technology…
Japan’s supercomputer K will retire in August to give way to a cutting-edge successor, government-backed research institute Riken said Wednesday.
A swine fever epidemic is continuing to spread in Japan, with local authorities in five central and western Japan prefectures saying Wednesday they are struggling to contain the…
Japanese scientists said Wednesday they had successfully used mouse stem cells to grow kidneys in rat embryos, using a technique that could one day help grow human kidneys for…
Pharmacists will likely be allowed to hold online consultations with patients about their medication from April 2020, reflecting the rising demand for in-home medical care among…
Mamoru Hosoda’s film “Mirai” won the best animated independent feature category at the 46th annual Annie Awards on Saturday.
Medical diagnostic services using artificial intelligence are set to be introduced this year in Japan, where the adoption of information technology in health care has been slow,…